19 July 2009

A Love Poem With Knitting Reference

ENCOUNTER

they met and sparked with the
speed of knitting needles each
click clack stitch picked up without a hitch

beginning in separate sweaters
they unravelled as eagerly
as children at a seaside summer
flopped spread-eagled onto the
growing woollen blanket of
their easy intimacy

and swimming and scissoring
in the skein of their trampoline
they were two tangled kittens
with spring-tipped claws
momentarily hidden in a
woolly widerness

Joy Kogawa
Jericho Road
McClelland and Stewart 1977

4 comments:

Scheherazaad said...

Very romantic. Sounds like summer love. What a mix of knitting imagery: needles, skeins,frogging, recycling etc...

Christy J said...

So glad you shared this. Perfect -I'm an avid knitter who used to teach CanLit to high school seniors. I love it.

Sherrill said...

Love the poem.

Hey, thank you for the postcard. What a treat. It was awesome and now I have it on my corkboard in my craftloft.

I need you to email your new addy to me....at my baabonnybelle email.

:)

George said...

Interesting post... I can see that you put a lot of hard work on your blog. I'm sure I'd visit here more often. George from love poem.